Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rusty Scruby

Rusty Scruby is one of my favorite Texas artists and I have had the honor of knowing him for the last few years. The first video is a trailer to a documentary about him; kind of an introduction to his work...
But the second video is one of the most heartbreaking things I've ever seen... I am an artist who also spends hundreds of hours on a single piece, so I completely empathize with the devastation he might have felt after having years worth of his hand-crafted meticulous work stolen by people who obviously would have preferred to have stolen a truck load of crappy Wal-Mart furniture.

Update: http://www.rustyscruby.com/index.html

2 comments:

Edward Stafford said...

I think this is one of the best things you've posted in a while. Yes, it was sad, but I found the very end to be inspiring. Art is always personal (unless you're name is Thomas Kincade, painter of shite)but when he said it's going to be even more personal...I don't know why, but it struck me as very intense. Something about the way he looked when he said it maybe? I don't know who this guy is and his work looks like something I would like. I'd like to see more. But mostly, he seems like a cool cat.

Paul Booker said...

His work is great. Here is his website: http://www.rustyscruby.com/index.html